Category Archives: Don’t Give Up

Finding Joy While Living with a Chronic Condition

For those of us suffering with a chronic medical condition or illness, the following post from The Mighty is a must read. The post discusses the challenges of living a ‘normal’ life when sick or in pain and trying to … Continue reading

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Am I Becoming Jaded?

I like to think of myself as fair-minded. I usually give others the benefit of the doubt. I try not to form opinions and make judgments. However, I am finding that harder to do and I don’t like the person … Continue reading

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Unexplainable Life

I was having difficulty determining a topic for a post for My Unplanned Life until I viewed a photograph that took my breath away. In fact, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with my latest medical diagnosis and the requirements … Continue reading

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To Chonda, with thanks!

I have written many times about where I get my inspiration…music, books, quotes, people, messages; however, my most recent uplifting and encouraging message came from the beautiful Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce on a Friday evening in a lovely church in … Continue reading

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Things Work Out

I have been having some difficulty finding the proper words for a post so I was very happy when I ran across the poem below written by American poet Edgar A. Guest. I thought it was a very inspirational message and may help others going through … Continue reading

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He Got a Job!

One day shy of a year from the day he was downsized, my husband walked through the doors of his new place of employment. I don’t think there was another person alive who was feeling happier or more blessed to … Continue reading

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My Seventh Anniversary…with Gratitude

Seven years ago today Dr. Liar changed the course of my life in a matter of seconds when he hit my spinal cord during what should have been a routine surgery to repair a herniated disc. And while I have … Continue reading

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Originally posted on My Unplanned Life…:
No matter how hard I try not to admit it, after living in Pennsylvania for more than 18 years, a little bit of the blue state did rub off on me. Needless to say,…

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‘I Know We’re Gonna Make It!’

A very dear friend sent me a beautiful song on You Tube following my Gloom, Despair and Misery post a few weeks ago. I thought it was the kindest gesture since I needed to hear this particular song. She is … Continue reading

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“Stick to the Fight when you’re Hardest Hit!”

Every now and then, I run across a poem, song or a wonderful piece of written material making me pause and think…”gosh, that is exactly what I was thinking!” The two below did just that for me this past week. … Continue reading

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